November 2018 Meeting Notes
Compiled by Dave Jaffe
Contributions from Kevin Appert and others
SVFIG on Google+ Hangout:
url - tinyurl
on Google+ - SVFIG on
YouTube - SVFIG on
YouTube Live -
Videos: morning (3:34:11) -
Coffee and a Chat
Analysis of Nematode Genome - CH Ting
nematode is one of the simplest animals, but its genome is already 100Mbp.
That's about the upper limit of my genome analysis capability. I will show some
results, the pearls and necklaces, and perhaps their association with the
microRNAs and non-coding RNAs in the nematode.
- Slides - 161 Kb pdf file
The AIR Project - Don Golding
Don will discuss
using Forth to build intelligent machines.
- Slides - 4.74 Mb pdf
Ascetic Programming - Samuel A. Falvo
Anyone can program anything with any language, in any style.
One can write object-oriented programs in C if you wanted, or functional
programs in C++. It goes without saying that a programming language strongly
encourages a specific style. This just might be Forth's preferred
Voice Forth - Brad Nelson
"Hey Google, Ask
Voice Forth to four dupe star dot." Brad will discuss using
Actions on Google to teach
Google Assistant to speak Forth.
- Link to
Break & Order Lunch
A signup sheet for your lunch
order will be passed around.
Running Pthreads under Gforth - John E.
John will discuss the ability to run pthreads under Gforth.
- Slides - 96.2 Kb pdf
Raillisp - Michael Schuldt
provide a quick overview of the current status and features of
Raillisp, a Lisp implemented
- RTX2000 Simulator
The Nature of CoSy - Bob Armstrong
everyday practical use of CoSy which is rapidly
reaching parity with K.CoSy, and in many areas exceeding it. In particular, the
everyday dealing with accounts has taken a big step forward with defining ' ('
and ' ') to form a list from whatever is stacked between them.
- Fish Scale Model of
- IUP -
Portable User Interface
The Secret Origin of fig-FORTH and the Founding of FIG -
Bill will present how fig-FORTH came to be, why it used
the 6502 processor, why it spread so rapidly (early viral!), and how the key
players in the early Forth Interest Group came together. This material has
never appeared before and will lightly correct some other reports. He might
also include ONLY, ALSO, and Bill's DOES>.
We enjoyed lunch catered by
Green Arrays Presentations
- 13:30 - Green Arrays Update - Greg Bailey
- 14:33 - "Listen to Your Heart" Heart Rate Monitor Implemented
in GA144 - Daniel Kalny
- Slides - 1.65 Mb pdf
- Video -
- 15:05 - Questions and Answers
- 15:15 - RC Streamer video - Greg Bailey
Fireside Chat - Chuck Moore
This is a
Group Photo & Roll Call Video - all
As always, participation is voluntary.
Clean Up and Adjourn
Dinner at Su Hong
4256 El Camino Real
- Forth for MSP430
- Forth Tutorials
- Forth CPUs
- Forth Articles and Blogs
- Forth Programming Books
- Forth Jobs - submitted by Dennis Ruffer
- Other Jobs
- Forth People
- Products in Forth
- Misc Forth Stuff
- Beetle - The Samllest
Arduino - $7.90
- Software Applications
- Space Applications
- Programming Languages other than Forth
- Operating Systems
- Other Books
- Manuals & Documentation
are operating systems written in C? Why aren't other languages used?
- Surplus Houses
- Word Crimes -
Weird Al Yankovic
- Trade Shows
- Personal Computer History